FOODS THAT PROVE INDIAN CUISINE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD: Street food from all over the world might give us varieties but nothing is in the comparison of street food in India. The variety as well as the taste which you will find in this Indian street can never be found in any corner of the world, that is why we are not the only one who love our street food but also people from all over the world travel to India and enjoy these delicious delights. Indian street food is loaded with lots of ingredients and spices giving you mouth-watering experience. So don’t just restrict yourself to a few varieties and let’s explore the Indian street food world.
Best Street Foods Of India
- Chhole Bhature
Chhole Bhature is basically lip smacking dish from Punjab region. This luscious street food is available almost everywhere is India. This Punjabi dish is a combination of Indian deep fried flat bread and spicy chana masala (Chickpeas). It can be eaten as a breakfast or as a snack. It tastes best when served hot and is sometimes accompanied with lassi, onions, carrot pickle, green chutney and potato veggie. The whole combination brings a mouth-watering experience and tastes amazing.
- Pav bhaji
Pav bhaji is one of the popular snacks from Mumbai. It is a mixture of mashed vegetables loaded with butter and served with Pav which is also dipped in butter and tastes better with lime, onion and green chillies. This combination has won the heart of all street food lovers in India.
- Bhel Puri
Bhel puri is basically puffed rice which is tossed with onions, tomatoes, cucumber, green chillies and nuts. This snack is all time favourite for all Indians and is best eaten as an appetizer. It is also known as ‘churmurey’ and tastes tangy and spicy.
- Vada Pav
It is a spicy delight from Aamchi Mumbai. In other words, you can say that it is an Indian version of burger where Batata Vada is placed between buns with spicy powder and chutney accompanied by fried chillies, this might increase the heat but this is the only secret which gives these Indian burgers an amazing taste.
- Poha Jalebi
Poha jalebi is a stable breakfast specially loved by Bhopalis. Poha is lightly fried flakes of flattened rice cooked with onions, potatoes, curry leaves and some spices with a unique combination of Jalebi. It tastes sweet and salty and is very light delight yet satisfying breakfast which will surely make your day.
- Litti Chokha
Litti Chokha has originated from Indian subcontinent which is made up of whole wheat flour and stuffed with roasted chickpea flour (Sattu). It is roasted over coal and then tossed with lots of ghee. Herbs and spices such as onion, garlic, ginger, coriander leaves, lime juice, carom seeds and salt add more taste and flavour to it. It is best served with yogurt, baigan bharta, aloo bharta and paapad with tasty pickles.
Kachori which is also known as kachaudi and katchuri are basically spicy fried dumplings originated from Indian subcontinent which is made with spice moong lentils stuffing. It is delighted with curd, namkeen, pomegranate and red-green chutney with fried green chillies.
- Kathi Rolls
This is the most popular snack belonging from Kolkata (Calcutta). Kathi roll is a kabab which is wrapped in parantha (wheat flat Indian bread). Before serving, kabab is marinated and chargrilled and is wrapped in soft bread.
- Aloo Tikki
Aloo Tikki is a snack originated from Indian Subcontinent. It is almost found in every street of India. “Aloo” refers to Potato and “Tikki” refers to Cutlet. It is served hot and warm with tamarind & coriander-mint sauce with Curd, Namkeen and pomegranate seeds. The explosion of all these flavours is a treat to your taste buds.
Momos, the king of street food is a spicy roadside cuisine which migrated from the regions of Nepal and Tibet. This street food started its journey from small stalls to almost every big food centres. It is a steaming hot dumpling loaded with veggies or sometime with chicken/pork for non-veg lovers. It is accompanied by tangy spicy red or green sauce, which one cannot resist.
Panipuri which is also known as Puchka or Gol Gappey are little tangy minty delights. It is a round hollow fried crisp which is filled with the mixture of tangy flavoured water which is commonly made of tamarind. It is also served with potato, onion and chickpeas to add texture. If you eat once then you can’t resist having another.
- Akki roti
Akki roti is a popular dish from Karnataka made with rice flour. It is the best evening snack accompanied with coconut chutney or Tomato chutney, onion, tomato, carrots and green chillies which gives it a satisfying taste that keeps people steering on these stalls.
- Mirchi Bajji
This cuisine is straight from Hyderabad which is a common appetizer, stuffed green chilli fritters best served hot with lemon. Although it differs in different regions but Hyderabadi style is best all over India. This snack is definitely for spice lovers because this snack is definitely going to give you sweat and tears but the satisfying taste will appeal you to want more.
Samosas are fried or baked crispy pastries renowned for their triangular shape. It is the classic and most popular Indian snack all over India which is stuffed with spiced potatoes and peas, best served with sweet and sour red chutney. The crunchiness of the outer crust and the soft filling gives a great texture and will surely delight your taste buds.
Chowmein is basically stir-fried noodles with loads of vegetables like capsicum, green chillies, and carrots which give a crunchy texture. For adding more spice, the noodles are tossed with soya sauce, tomato sauce, green chilli sauce and vinegar. This street food is available in almost all the street stalls as people are crazy about it.